Our farmland in Mills River provides the perfect habitat to hunt bobwhite quail and is the perfect setting to participate one of the south's favorite traditions. North River Preserve is minutes away from the Asheville Airport and is convenient to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard.
Our guides have well-trained pointers and setters that are suited perfectly to the terrain of field borders, feed strips, standing hay, and open woods.
Full-day and half-day hunts are available, as well customized packages to better suit your hunt group's needs for the day. Drinks and snacks will be available througout your hunt, along with a catered lunch which can be hosted hill-top of the preserve or in the antique barn. If needed, shotguns and the necessary gear can be provided. We recommend sturdy boots or shoes along with pants while in the field, as well hearing and eye protection.
The Controlled Hunting Preserve Season is open from October 1 and continues through the end of March. A $20 preserve license is all that is required for hunters that do not already possess a hunting license in North Carolina. We are able to assist in purchasing and printing your hunting license in our office.
Our helicopter service can also put a quail hunt within range for anyone in our region. They can pick you up at your home, work, or airport to transport you directly to the preserve.